The funeral service will be held at 3pm on Thursday 21st January at St John’s Church, Hampton Wick.
Due to the pandemic, numbers are restricted so attendance is by invitation only, by way of receiving the link to this page.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could click the RSVP button above, to let us know who will be attending in person or not.
The service will also be webcast live, details of how to access this are provided below, along with directions for those who are attending in person.
Please note if attending that formal black funeral attire is not required. Please wear what you prefer – a splash of colour will be appreciated!
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
HOW TO GET THERE IF ATTENDING
St John’s Hampton Wick
Kingston upon Thames
The church is located along Church Grove (which turns into Bushy Park Road), opposite Bushy Park, not far from Kingston Bridge.
Parking is available for up to 28 cars, behind to the side of the church. Or there is metered parking opposite.
In lieu of floral tributes we invite you to donate to our chosen charity – St John’s Hampton Wick.
The church runs a hardship fund to help people through this pandemic giving to those individuals most in need. The fund also gives to a number of established local, national and international charities including Kingston Action on Homelessness, Room for Work (getting people back into employment) and Tearfund.
To donate just click the button below.
You were a lovely, nice man. Thank you for your professionalism, guiding me through a house renovation. Lovely way with people, you were kind throughout.
A request for a strong cup of tea and some ludicrous jokes were always guaranteed when you popped round. I will miss our unnecessarily convoluted discussions over how to fix things. Thank you for the laughter and for the help in the house. RIP.
After knowing you dearest Paul for a little over 26 years , john and i will miss that laugh ! Our Friday nights out , you with the boys and me with the girls ! Finally meeting up at the same bar or pub and continuing the laughter until closing time . Your wedding to Genevieve will be one of my favourite memories and you were so elated when Madeline came into your lives , a long awaited little girl to make your lives complete . RIP dear Paul . The world will be a lonely place without you . X
God broke the mould when he made Paul – one of the best humans I have ever met with one of the best giggles I have ever heard. Gonna miss you lovely fella – God Bless xx
You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you so much. But we will always remember the wonderful times together … all the life moments – weddings, births, Christmases, holidays – your kindness, your heart and your help (whenever!). We are so proud to have been part of your family! Peace be with you. Love always.
Melinda, Rogan, Felix, Sholto & Orlando x
My memories of Paul always include his laugh.
I remember one of the girl’s birthday parties to a zoo and we all had such a good time.
Then there is the Sunday roast and all the care that Paul took to make it perfect.
Then there is his joy when he built a little ‘sewing room’ for Maddy.
Just to say what a lovely, funny and caring person Paul was.
I am sure he will have a party up in heaven with giggles all day long.
Rest in peace
I have known Paul for the best part of 50 years. Pat & Terry Willis were initially his friends from school. We spent many weekends trawling through the pubs in Hampstead, all of us together. We had so much fun and laughter. I will never forget the wonderful times we shared. Rest in Peace my friend
Paul you were always the life and soul of all occasions , we will all miss your fun and happy personality, you were the one that always put a smile on our faces and you will stay in our hearts forever. We will continue to smile in your memory and honour.
Carys, Fraser and Catrin
Apologies but this might be quite lengthy. Paul and I met 61 years ago when we were at St Anthony’s Montessori school in Mill Hill. My sister and I were frequent visitors to his mum’s house in the 1960’s. When he went off to boarding school it was just school holidays that we met up. fast forward to when we were both working in London, we would meet up regularly usually over in Tottenham Court Road where he worked. My job took me overseas a lot but when I met my future wife, Angela, Paul was always meeting up with us, We were frequent visitors to his home in Brook Road, Just as well for us as he was a great cook. He was at our wedding as we were at his with Gen. But before that Paul was always turning up at our various homes after we had our daughter Aimee, usually in his beloved Porsche. My work took me overseas to live and work for many years but we never lost touch, that is the kind of person Paul was. Last year, however, my wife was diagnosed with cancer. Despite Paul’s own issues with the disease, he supported me fully during the few precious weeks I had left with Angela. That sums him up in a way, prepared to go out of his way to support others. Angela always said that he could talk the hind legs off of a donkey, how true. But that laugh. I will never forget that or you Paul. Aimee, myself and our mutual friend Steve Drake all raised a glass in your honour Paul. RIP (and don’t let Angela nag you up there!).
Dear Paul what a special, kind, funny and beautifully cheeky soul you were. I first met you when Gen introduced you to me over in St Margarets. You had a great twinkle in your eye and it was fantastic to see the two of you begin an adventure together all those years ago. You will be missed, with much love to you Paul. Remembering you humour and smiles. Huge Love at this time to Gen and Maddy
We will miss you, Paul. Your infectious laugh and terrible jokes. Your ability to natter on the phone for hours. The way you would phone me up at work to tell me that you were in my house drinking my coffee and eating cakes my wife was feeding you. You always had an easy, cheerful way about you that made everybody’s day a little better. Life won’t be quite the same anymore.